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Mardi Gras at I Maccheroni

 

Celebrate Mardi Gras

With I Maccheroni’s Special Menu

In Italy, between the end of January and the beginning of March, cities across the country are invaded by masks, costumes, confetti, colorful parades, and a playful attitude.

The origins of Carnival date back to the Roman Saturnalia, which were celebrated in honor of the new year. However, the etymology of the word “carnival” is likely derived from the Latin “carnem levare,” meaning “eliminate meat”: the expression indicated the banquet held on the last day before the period of fasting and abstinence from meat of the Christian Lent began. Indeed, in the Catholic liturgical calendar, Carnival is placed between the Epiphany (January 6) and Lent.

Carnival celebrations reach their peak on Giovedì Grasso (Fat Thursday) and Martedì Grasso (Fat Tuesday), the last Thursday and Tuesday before Lent. Fat Tuesday marks the end of Carnival, as Lent begins with Ash Wednesday.

 

3 course dinner $ 39 per guest + a glass of matching wine $ 8

 

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